Hey Sarita. I have a lovely bunch of skin tags and the GI says I don't have crohn's so ?????. They are gross aren't they . Also have right sided hip pain with no known cause. Again, no crohn's diagnosis here (sarcasm intended). I have your mindset, if it's crohn's, it's bound to get worse with time.
Sarita, I can give you the link but it is a site you must register to access. Below is the link to the page to register. Once registered, you will be able to get to the source I referenced easily. The comment I made about PSTs occuring among the elderly was not from the Atlas of Internal Medicine. I read that in several places discussing skin care in the elderly.
I have to chime in because I also freaked out when the doctor said I had a skin tag. He seemed not the least bit worried- I guess because it must be more common than what is portrayed on the internet. I ended up having C-Diff, and I am sure the constant diarrhea made it worse. I also had major hemmorhoids during my pregnancy, so maybe that brought it on. I believe that anal fissures, rather than skin tags, are more indicative of Crohn's.
Thanks m&ms! That's reassuring...
So in an effort to help my doctor understand how much I appreciate her diligence with me, I gave her two tickets to my symphony concert tonight. We are playing Dvorak's New World Symphony (one of my favorites). I hope she doesn't think I am crossing the doctor-patient relationship line; I just wanted her to know I appreciate her help. Think that's going overboard?
Here's hoping I have a garden hose-free night tonight for my concert! Probably will pop some Lomotil...